Sun | Jul 22, 2018

Paul makes Windies Test debut

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:19 PMJermaine Lannaman
Keemo Paul


West Indies have made two changes to their starting eleven for the second and final Test against Bangladesh at Sabina Park. 

Recent West Indies Under-19 fast bowling all-rounder, 20-year-old Keemo Paul has been handed his debut, while young batsman  Shirom Hetmyer makes a return to the squad. 

Paul, who became the 315th player to represent the regional side, was presented with his first cap prior to the start of the match by iconic fast bowler, Curtly Ambrose.

Out are fast bowler Kemar Roach, who is nursing a hamstring injury and leg-spinner Davendra Bishoo.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh, who lost the first match in Antigua by an innings and 219 runs, has won the toss and elected to bowl first.

West Indies Starting XI: Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, Miguel Cummins, Devon Smith.

Bangladesh Starting XI: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shafiul Islam, Mahmudullah, Abu Jayed.